A 16-year-old male has been charged with murder in the weekend shooting death of Greenwood seventh-grader Jordan Lloyd.
Jacquez Wilson, who lives in the Snowden-Jones Apartments off Main Street, was arraigned on Monday before Leflore County Judge Kevin Adams, according to a statement released Tuesday by Greenwood Police Chief Ray Moore. Bond was denied, and Wilson is being held in the Leflore County Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing.
Wilson is accused of shooting Jordan once in the head outside a house in the 200 block of North Stone Avenue. The house was not the victim’s residence, Moore said.
Police were called to the scene of the shooting at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Upon arriving, according to Moore’s statement, they were told that Jordan, 12, had been transported to Greenwood Leflore Hospital in a private vehicle. While on the way to the hospital, the private vehicle broke down, and Jordan was transported the rest of the way by police.
After being stabilized, according to the statement, Jordan was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in critical condition from his wound. He died at the Jackson hospital on Monday.
Moore declined to disclose Tuesday the type of weapon used or speculate on the motive for the shooting.
“We’re looking at several different angles at this time. We don’t have anything pinned down,” the police chief said.
He said that the victim and accused knew each other. He said investigators have no evidence that the shooting was accidental. Only one shot was fired “as far as we know,” Moore said.
The investigation into Greenwood’s second homicide of the year is ongoing, and more arrests are expected, he said.
“We’re looking at some things that may branch off from this. I can’t disclose much more without jeopardizing what we’re looking at.”
Dr. Jennifer Wilson, superintendent of the Greenwood School District, said the district mourns the death of Jordan, who attended Greenwood Middle School.
“We send our condolences and prayers to his family and classmates,” Wilson said in a prepared statement released Monday night. “Although this tragic event has happened during the district’s spring break, the district will have counseling available for students when classes resume Monday, March 18. The district will ensure that counselors and support staff will be available to assist our students.”
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